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Published in 2009, after Mark had won 6 stages of the tour de France, I read this during this year's tour. In context then, Mark had won world glory on the track and recognition in the major stage races, but was the only rider to not get any kind of medal in the Beijing games. He wrote the book during a low point in his life yet was able to look forward positively. He writes from the heart, with the love of his sport clear. This insight into professional cycling is interesting, I found it riveting, but I'm a cycling geek. It would be a good book to inspire a young person to compete, and do it cleanly. At the point of reading, Mark had gone on to win the Tour green jersey and the World championship, and was riding as a support rider to help Bradley Wiggins to win the Tour. Cycling is now at an all time high, thanks to men like Mark.